Policy Principal - Regulatory

(Multiple States), United States
9 days ago
Full time role

Job Description

Policy Principal - Regulatory


Advanced Energy United (formerly known as Advanced Energy Economy, Inc.) educates, engages, and advocates for policies that allow our member companies to compete to repower our economy with 100% clean energy. We work with decision makers in the federal and state governments as well as regulators of energy markets to achieve this goal. The businesses we represent are lowering consumer costs, creating millions of new jobs, and providing the full range of clean, efficient, and reliable energy and transportation solutions. Today, these businesses have a combined market capitalization in excess of $3 trillion. We are united in our mission to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy in the United States.


Position Description  

Advanced Energy United (United) seeks a smart, innovative, analytical Principal with a focus on regulatory strategy and engagement to join Advanced Energy United’s team. The Principal will work with other United team members to develop and implement multi-year strategies and campaigns designed to achieve policy successes at the state level that will expand markets for the advanced energy industry and accelerate the U.S. transition to 100% clean energy. The focus of the work will be engaging in regulatory proceedings and related activities at public utility commissions and other state agencies to push forward Advanced Energy United’s advanced energy and transportation interests; it may also include educating decision-makers about advanced energy, policy campaigns to enact pro-advanced energy regulations in states and defending existing advanced energy policies in key states. This position will focus on priority proceedings in Advanced Energy United’s central and eastern states. 

Focus states for this position will include:  IN (heavy emphasis), IL, with support for NY, New England as needed. 


  • Work collaboratively with Advanced Energy United team members on developing and implementing strategies to meet short and long-term policy objectives in key states as part of Advanced Energy United’s core portfolio. The focus will be on regulatory engagement but could also include support of administrative or legislative activities.  

  • Work with Advanced Energy United members to develop and reach consensus on policy positions in targeted states and on key issues. Facilitate member calls and lead policy discussions to coalesce member input and prioritize areas of interest and engagement.    

  • Develop and file comments at state utility commissions on key regulatory issues that move us towards 100% advanced energy, including utility business model reform, performance-based regulation, resource planning, rate design, data access, grid modernization, and other related areas.  

  • As needed, participate in legislative, rulemaking, and administrative processes, including utility commission stakeholder process, workshops and similar activities.  

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with coalition partners, allies, and key legislative, regulatory and administrative staff, with a focus on utility commissions.  

  • Work with Advanced Energy United communications staff to identify and seize opportunities to showcase stories and evidence of the advanced energy economy taking hold in the states. As needed, draft press statements, write blog posts, participate in webinars, and create opportunities to showcase advanced energy.   

  • Travel on an as needed basis (up to 30%) to targeted states for technical conferences, meetings with key allies and stakeholders, communications outreach, and other efforts on behalf of Advanced Energy United.  

  • Working with the Managing Director in charge, support Advanced Energy United’s annual portfolio planning process with quantitative analysis of advanced energy market potential and emissions benefits. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy preferred, or applicable comparable experience.  

  • Minimum of four years of professional experience with utility regulatory filings and engagement in the energy or transportation sectors; a network of relevant contacts in these sectors is a plus.  

  • Exceptional professional writing skills.  

  • Strong analytical skills, familiarity with U.S. energy sector statistics, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel to support the portfolio planning process. 

  • Interest and facility in market economics and understanding of market levers to scale clean energy.  

  • Entrepreneurial approach, flexible attitude, and ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral required; Candidates must be able to successfully develop and maintain productive relationships with members, industry stakeholders, policymakers, and other key contacts   

  • Intellectual curiosity, inquisitive nature, analytical and excellent listening and problem-solving skills  

  • Performance-oriented individual with a strong work ethic, demonstrated initiative and commitment to achieving goals  

  • Must be willing to travel   

Special Application Instructions  

Applications should include a current resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position, organization, and description of relevant experience.  

Job type: Full-time, regular (residence in the U.S. required) 

Location: Midwestern or Eastern location preferred (remote)            

Start date: April 2023 

Salary: Starting at $75,000 


Advanced Energy United Benefits include:  

•    Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families,   

•    Medical premiums covered for employees at 100%  

•    Flexible spending plans for health care and dependent care   

•    Profit sharing opportunities, and annual merit-based compensation increases  

•    $50/month personal wellness reimbursement  

•    $50/month mobile phone stipend    

•    Paid Time Off including accrual, 11 Federal Holidays, and an annual end-of-year closure  

•    Parental leave  

•    Tuition reimbursement, and professional development reimbursement  

•    401(k) plan (with matching incentives)  

•    WMATA Transit Smart Benefits (DMV employees) 




Advanced Energy United is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application, interview process, and/ or to perform essential job functions please contact the Talent Acquisition team at We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across our organization (“DEIJ”). We also incorporate these values into our mission of making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. We know that varied perspectives and a commitment to social justice are needed to succeed in making the United States an advanced energy economy. We commit to building and supporting an inclusive workforce that represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.